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Many health issues are vague and have no obvious explanation. The underlying cause may be hormonal imbalance, exposure to environmental toxins, or poor gut health.
Many of these things are never evaluated by standard medical tests.
Our at-home test kits go beyond standard medical tests to finally discover what's going on - because we believe that it's always better to test than to guess.
Information is power.
If you discover an imbalance of hormones or an excess of toxins, there are many things you can do.
Choose from one of our 5 comprehensive test kits.
Collect your samples in minutes (no need for a doctor visit)
Access your physician-reviewed results through secure online access
You collect your samples at home, either from saliva, a blood spot (finger prick), or dried urine. No need for a blood draw at the lab or carrying an embarrassing urine jug to work. You’ll find detailed directions for sample collection inside your kit. Please follow them!
Saliva is the best way to measure free and active hormone levels. It’s a great way to test hormones like estrogen and testosterone or to monitor hormone therapy. In these situations, saliva is more useful than blood because as much as 99% of these hormones in the blood can be bound to proteins and inactive.
All you need to do to collect a dried urine sample is to saturate a filter card. Once it dries, it’s ready to send. Urine is the best way to measure adrenal hormones (like DHEA), hormone metabolism, heavy metals, and neurotransmitters.
Collecting a blood spot is simple. You prick your finger with a lancet and squeeze a drop of blood onto a filter card. Once it dries, it’s ready to send. A blood spot is ideal for measuring hormones, insulin, blood lipids, vitamin D, and thyroid levels. It’s also the most reliable way to monitor topical or vaginal hormone supplementation.
Some naturopathic or functional medicine practitioners offer advanced hormone testing profiles that are similar to our at-home test kits. However, most standard doctors test serum levels of hormones (a blood test). There are distinct advantages to testing some hormones in dried urine, blood spot, and saliva—which is why we’ve partnered with a lab that offers these unique tests.
If you are using a hormone cream, we recommend you monitor your levels with blood spot or salivary testing. We do not recommend monitoring with serum (blood draw) because the results could be misleading. When hormones are applied topically to the skin, they show up in the capillary blood (measure in a blood spot) and in the saliva—but not in the serum. That means you could be using a hormone cream, have your hormones tested with a blood test, and your doctor will think your hormone levels are still low. That’s dangerous because they may recommend that you use more. The reality is that the hormones are getting into the body, and we can see that with a bloodspot or salivary test.
No. Unlike when you get tested by other labs, you do not need to stop taking hormones for your results to be accurate from our lab. That’s because our partner lab has reference ranges that are adjusted for age, menstrual status, and different types of hormone supplementation.
If you would like information about healthcare professionals who are trained to interpret and give advice related to our test kits, please call our customer service line.
Stop wondering what is going on with your health. Without testing, you could chase your symptoms in complete confusion forever.
Purchase an at-home test kit to become empowered with information about your health!